Gastro Garage’s flaming culinary experience brings joy during uncertain times

Gastro Garage has been wearing masks and gloves since 2014. It is an unexpected evening to be seated outside on the rooftop of the W Hotel Hollywood after being thermometer checked in a mask at the hotel lobby door. In tumultuous times comes rare glimmers of sunshine. These really may be the worst of times (at least in my life) and this 8-course meal (including … Continue reading Gastro Garage’s flaming culinary experience brings joy during uncertain times

Greater Palm Springs Drinks and Dining – What is open and where you can dream to go soon

By the time we all get out of Covid-19 lockdown and can move free of fear, it may feel like the Roaring 20s all over again. You might want to hug a stranger, dance in the streets, or scream for freedom. Get to know Greater Palm Springs by sipping your way around the destination’s 9 distinct cities. Many establishments offer outdoor seatings, patios, gardens, rooftops, … Continue reading Greater Palm Springs Drinks and Dining – What is open and where you can dream to go soon

Sunday Funday brunch at LOCALA inside the Mayfair Hotel

Inside the revamped historic 1926 Mayfair Hotel in the emerging Westlake neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles, find an indulgent brunch at LOCALA Kitchen + Bar. Pass the stunning grandiose light-filtering foyer with original 1926 columns and bravado art from well-known street artists to enter LOCALA. This mid-century mod restaurant comes with reasonable prices, more than most brunch spots in LA. Helmed by Wolfgang Puck protégé … Continue reading Sunday Funday brunch at LOCALA inside the Mayfair Hotel

Yours Truly debuts lunch in Venice

Yours Truly considered one of Los Angeles’s best new restaurants of 2019 by Los Angeles Magazine, expands to weekday lunch in 2020. Helmed by Executive Chef/Partner Vartan Abgaryan, this newcomer to Abbot Kinney known for its seasonal modern California cuisine for dinner and brunch is now open on Venice Beach for a daytime feast Monday – Friday from 11:30 – 2:30 pm. Chef Abgaryan who … Continue reading Yours Truly debuts lunch in Venice

Alice Restaurant in the 1 Hotel West Hollywood: In photos

Dive out of messy chaotic Sunset Strip into Alice, a quieter respite perfect for a date night, privacy, and real conversation that doesn’t require shouting to be heard. Come for brunch, Happy Hour, or stay for dinner, like we did. Alice is her name, but h.wood Group features her game – that is fresh California cuisine. The kitchen uses locally sourced ingredients and serves them … Continue reading Alice Restaurant in the 1 Hotel West Hollywood: In photos

Ring in 2020 in LA style – where to get your evening started

Some of us prefer to stay home on New Year’s Eve but some of us prefer to go big, especially when ringing in once-in-a-lifetime 2020! Forget cooking at home this New Year’s Eve and worrying about what to purchase to entertain guests and family. Make your holiday easy and memorable by booking a festive night at one of the many fabulous Los Angeles restaurants offering … Continue reading Ring in 2020 in LA style – where to get your evening started

Daou Vineyard hosts wine pairing dinner at Santuari

California’s beloved winery DAOU from Paso Robles is hosting a wine pairing dinner at sexy new Santuari Restaurant, one of LaLaScoop’s favorite new spots in Toluca Lake at the Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club opposite Warner Bros Studio. Besides the enchanting setting, the California cuisine with Mediterranean flair is the reason to dine in this historic location once frequented by Clint Eastwood, Farrah Fawcett … Continue reading Daou Vineyard hosts wine pairing dinner at Santuari

Kassi Club: LA’s sexy new Mediterranean restaurant

Our absolute favorite neighborhood haunt for cocktails, dates, and brunches (Goldie’s on West Third) has been reinvented to feel like you have been whisked away to chill sexy Tulum, Mexico with stucco walls, oak flooring, hanging basket lamps, macrame wall hangings, a natural rustic stone bar, a glowing candlelit ambiance, and even wood plates. But you are not eating Mexican food or even Goldie’s fresh … Continue reading Kassi Club: LA’s sexy new Mediterranean restaurant

DTLA Dinner Club: Culinary Camaraderie

The thought of a dinner club did not actually sound appealing to me, maybe because I’m married now, maybe because the invite said 30 people and that sounded overwhelming, or maybe because going to dinner with strangers did not sound fun. A friend had convinced me to attend and I’m happy she did. All of my fears were swiftly squashed after a night on the … Continue reading DTLA Dinner Club: Culinary Camaraderie

Santuari Restaurant, a hidden sanctuary at Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club

UPDATED: Ordering online for curbside pickup and delivery is now available! 12-8pm Tuesday-Saturday. Bottles of wine and cocktail kits available too. Enjoy the Santuari experience from the comfort of your own home. Click here for the menu. Growing up in Old Lyme, Connecticut, our racket club was part of our childhood, a place to socialize, play tennis and swim in the pool. It was a … Continue reading Santuari Restaurant, a hidden sanctuary at Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club